Monday, May 3, 2010

try and try again...

I've been trying to teach myself to crochet recently & so far I've managed a very simple neck warmer & a few roses, all of which I am really happy with, but why is it that I can't for the life of me get the simple granny square or circular motif to work?!  Everything I attempt turns into a flower....


...and so I continue on my very determined path to achieve the granny!

23 comments:

  1. Turning everything into flowers? I would call that a true gift :) Kx

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  2. I know you can do it when you master it teach me!

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  3. A few years ago Emma taught me, I was completely addicted!!!! I've now forgotten it all and wouldn't know where to start. She is a great teacher though, you might need to set up a crochet/coffee date with her.

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  4. Sounds like maybe you're not linking into the correct stitch when you get back around to the first stitches. Could you perhaps tie a piece of cotton or yarn onto the stitch that you need to use?

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  5. Have you trid Pips videos over at Meet Me at Mikes? That's how I learned. Also, your yarn looks fine. I use 8 ply and a 4 or 4.5 hook. It took me about a week to get a good granny. It all seems to come down to the tension. Good luck.

    PS. I love the flowers. I can only make grannys!

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  6. Good luck! You can do it! :)

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  7. Good Luck. Sorry I am of no help on this subject. I am amazed that you can whip anything up. Crochet looks much harder than knitting.xo m.

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  8. Thankyou all for the encouragement & helpful tips..I WILL do this!!

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  9. Wow those flowers are great and I love the colours. I can't help with the grannies. Can't get past the basics of crochet but I'm hoping to con someone into spending a day teaching me soon! Good luck!

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  10. I'm so keen to learn how to crochet too. Your flowers are looking good :) I have no idea how to do a granny square, but they look so cute, huh?
    Good luck! :)

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  11. Go girl!!! Your flowers look fab. Just keep on with it. You will get it, promise!

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  12. I think you might be confusing the American and the English crochet terms. Is that possible. Try one of Lucy at Attic24's tutorials as she has great photos of every single step. Your flowers do look great though.

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  13. What lovely flowers!! But I bet you're sick to death of them if you're trying to make a cricle or a granny. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming :)

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  14. i'd love to be able to turn everything into a flower !

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  15. I think your flowers are nice, and will look good on cards or as patches on clothes.

    I have a granny square tutorial on the right side bar of my site,

    http://likeariverglorious.blogspot.com

    I made it for my students. Try and see if you like it, and write to me if you have any questions. :)

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  16. those flowers look so pretty.
    http://www.purlbee.com/granny-square-project/2007/4/12/classic-granny-square-pattern.html
    http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/crocheting-granny-square.html
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90733686@N00/sets/72157617721243578/
    I found the above tutes for you .Hope it helps. Keep at it.You will eventually get it , don't lose heart.

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  17. You're all wonderful! Thanks for the links!! xx

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  18. I know what you mean I have tried many times and even had mum show me several times, at least you can do a flower!!!!! I am going to try a granny again soon and I am determined to do it right, it is my goal for this year, I MUST master the granny

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  19. your flowers are really cute...squares and circles are overrated anyway!
    x

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  20. Your flowers are real pretty....what are you going to do with them?

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  21. That's it. Get yourself to Stitches and Craft tomorrow and I'LL TEACH YOU MYSELF!

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  22. Your "flowers" look great! I think it's great that you are teaching yourself to crochet. I hope to do the same ... soon!

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